Enhancing demand of the health rights of irregular migrants who have HIV/AIDS

Enhancing demand of the health rights of irregular migrants who have HIV/AIDS

Project

The numbers of irregular migrants increase rapidly in Turkey, mainly in Istanbul, coming from African and previous Soviet Union countries which have high prevalence of HIV/AIDS. They have no health service opportunity except emergency care. The purpose of this grant is to provide HIV/AIDS testing for irregular migrants in Istanbul that are diagnosed with TB; to change the public opinion to provide free of charge diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of HIV/AIDS; and to call politic attention to legislative regulations

Project details

Time frame
31 December 2016 - 30 December 2017
Budget
€ 9,743
Active in
Turkey

Objectives

To improve HIV tetsing and treatment among irregular migrants in Istanbul and to influence the public opinion for provide free of charge HIV diagnosis, treatment
and follow-up by the government for this group

Community groups

Approximately 200 irregular immigrants diagnosed with TB and 400 suspected to live with HIV will be tested

Background

The number of irregular migrants increase rapidly in Turkey mainly in Istanbul. Irregular migrants in Turkey have no health service opportunity except emergency care.

Being a communicable disease tuberculosis diagnosis, treatment and follow-up is free for irregular migrants but HIV/AIDS cases are not.

Goals

< 200,000 new HIV infections globally
50%
Contributed within this project
Radical reduction in the Big Six STIs and 0 new HIV infections
50%
Contributed within this project

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